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    Matty Facebook update (May 4, 09)

    Wow, is it already May! Holy cow this year is flying by. We are already up to Zodac in a few days and Hordak next month.

    To get preped, here is the close to final Hordak carded images. (the actual sticker on the front will be a bit cleaner cut, this one was done by hand for the photo). But Hordak is already produced and likely heading for a boat this week to make his way to our distribution center for sale next month!

    We produced Zodac, Hordak and Man-At-Arms in the same quantity as Mer Man (who was produced in higher quanty than previous figures himself). In reaction to the quick sales of Mer Man last month we have increased production again, and the first figure we will be able to increase is Tri-Klops.

    We are committed to continuing to work with fans to increase production and hit that sweet spot. In the meantime, here's Hordak carded! Note the longer "Grayskull" loincloth and increased paint ops on the final version.





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    Just saw this myself. Exciting.
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    Holy smokes! He looks awesome. And good thing that the HORDE sticker is shown.

    GREAT WORK MATTY! Let's hope now that when he goes on sale it will not be a total nightmare!

    EDIT: I've noticed that under his name....his description says "EVIL LEADER...". I thought he was RUTHLESS and not just "EVIL"....?
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    Saw this too! I can't wait for this figure!! The "Evil Horde" sticker looks great too!
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    Im guessing based on this photo, I placing my money on a 20min sell-out
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    Well it's nice to see him in package seeing as how it's going to be next to freaking impossible to actually get one myself.....what with the fact he'll sell out in about 3 to 4 minutes.

    He better be on the schedule for a reissue already.....

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    Oh Hordak you been eating some dough nuts since last I seen your staction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the.overlord View Post
    Holy smokes! He looks awesome. And good thing that the HORDE sticker is shown.

    GREAT WORK MATTY! Let's hope now that when he goes on sale it will not be a total nightmare!

    EDIT: I've noticed that under his name....his description says "EVIL LEADER...". I thought he was RUTHLESS and not just "EVIL"....?
    I though TG said that was supposed to be fixed?

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    SWEETNESS!
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    he is gonna be such a pain in the arse to get, there will be so many disappointed fans
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    man, he looks awesome. should be crazy trying to order him but i'm prepared for the ebay route if need be.

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    The positive here:
    Mer-man sold out quickly for a number of key reasons.
    1. 2 heads, even casual collectors who normally buy just 1, were motivated to buy two. (many folks will order less of Hordak)
    2. The glitch that cause many to double and triple order, making the 1st batch sell out too fast.
    3. Folks (like myself) were not able to cancel their duplicated orders, so we have to sell them on the forums, these figures were "promised" to fans and came out of the 2nd batch's total, and shipped without the chance for folks to cancel the order.

    With all of this going on, Mer-Man did only take about 2hrs to sell out total. I'm hoping that these glitches will be fixed, along with an increased number of figures that Hordak should stay on sale for at least a few hours. I am willing to bet hundreds of folks were screwed over by the duplicate order glitch. Giving some folks too many Mer-Man figs, and leaving others without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the angry orc View Post
    man, he looks awesome. should be crazy trying to order him but i'm prepared for the ebay route if need be.
    Same here.

    I can't help but think he'll be a headache to get like everyone is predicting because the hype will still be alive and strong, but I'm hoping (in the back of my mind) that since all of his production run will be available at once, unlike Mer-Man who was split up, it might be a little better.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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    It still says "Evil leader of the Evil Horde" and his dumb name is still there.. what a pity, but the figure looks gorgeous with the sticker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam03 View Post
    I though TG said that was supposed to be fixed?
    If you reread the most recent What Fans Want to Know (still stickied), you'll see that once the figure has been revealed, it's too late to make changes like that. He did admit it was a mistake, but it would be fixed on future figures' cross-sells (text and images on the back of other figures' cards) and any future rereleases of Hordak, but not for this release of Hordak.
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    Same amount of figures as Mer-Man .... I can imagine the servers will go to hell again.

    Oh yes. I predict a lot of anger on June 15th!

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    looks great, can't wait!

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    Yeah if i dont get this through Matty I'm definaltly getting Hordak through ebay. I dont care he looks freaking awsome.
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    what did they change about the loin cloth??

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    The first pictures on Matty had Hordak with the short loincloth.
    The one on ebay had the long lion cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fball13z View Post
    what did they change about the loin cloth??
    The proto sported the standard loin cloth like He-Man, Beastman, MAA etc.

    King Grayskull has a longer loincloth, and they're using that one for Hordak.

    I'm a fan of this, and am quite happy they've made the switch!
    I'm assuming it'll be the softer material plastic like Merman's so his leg articulation won't suffer too much.
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    Everyone is expecting that the servers are going to crash on June 15th.

    Hopefully Hordak will be able to sit...but with that cape in the way, maybe he's designed as a standing figure like KG. So I guess other caped characters will be in trouble when it comes to vehicles or accessories where they have to sit?

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    NICE!

    So Hordikins does come with The Evil Horde logo as previously stated. AWESOME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    The proto sported the standard loin cloth like He-Man, Beastman, MAA etc.

    King Grayskull has a longer loincloth, and they're using that one for Hordak.

    I'm a fan of this, and am quite happy they've made the switch!
    I'm assuming it'll be the softer material plastic like Merman's so his leg articulation won't suffer too much.
    Ha, beat you to it!

    Softer plastic would be SO awesome and I think the long lioncloth looks better too.

    They could make that the Preternia look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_E View Post
    They could make that the Preternia look
    Agreed.
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